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Understanding the Legal Side of Self Employment

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The idea is being your own boss is something that greatly appeals to most people. Getting to set your own working hours, dictate your...

How a Family Business Can Be Affected by Divorce

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It is relatively common for a couple who have married to then start a business together. And whilst often this can prove to be...

The Legal Help Every Business Owner Needs

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When you start a small business, you think of a lot of the services you will need. Someone may help you with the books,...

Top 3 Small Business HR Mistakes

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So, here’s one of the things they don’t teach you in small business school: You will make mistakes, plenty of them. Most will be small and...

Hiring without documentation doesn’t fly like it used to

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Back in college, I had a brilliant, rebellious roommate in the dorms who was a junior transfer from Canada. Exceptionally smart and talented, Mark...

The Easy Way the Self-Employed Can Save for Retirement

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We’ve talked about the various types of retirement plans for self-employed entrepreneurs.  There’s no shortage of options – and the blooming marketplace of finance...

What Small Businesses Need To Do To Protect Their Employees

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In this day and age, businesses face a wide variety of risks. They have to worry about being sued by their clients, while simultaneously...

Key Legal Issues for eCommerce Entrepreneurs

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While we’ve all heard the old axiom; “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” This is particularly true in ecommerce. After all, if your...

LLCs for Freelancers: Understanding Liability Protection

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By Drake Forrester for SCORE Nearly every professional freelancer eventually faces the question of whether to remain a sole proprietor or form an LLC. The...

Avoiding Healthcare Fraud In Small Business

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When you own a small business, having healthcare is important. You want to know that you’re accounted for when it comes to medical issues,...